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Does outgoing Burlington police chief plan to run for sheriff?

QUESTION: Does Burlington’s retiring police chief Jeff Smythe intend to run for Alamance County’s sheriff in 2022? ANSWER: When Jeff Smythe first announced his retirement February, his calculations about the...

Do unauthorized anti-speeding signs in Alamance go too far?

QUESTION: Is it legal for residents in the Village of Alamance to put up their own caution signs that warn drivers to “SLOW THE #@%! DOWN”? ANSWER: The meandering, densely-developed...

Why can’t parents attend school board meetings in person?

QUESTION: Why can’t parents of Alamance-Burlington students attend school board meetings in person? Why can we not ask question of the board face-to-face and force an answer picking...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Why is Burlington Police Dept. using interstate billboards to advertise job...

QUESTION: Why is Burlington’s police department using interstate billboards to recruit new officers? How much has the police department spent on this form of advertising? ANSWER: Billboards may be a...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Was the old Gibsonville School burglarized?

QUESTION: Was the old Gibsonville Elementary School burglarized last week? ANSWER: It wasn’t the sound of burglary but some late-night work that woke the old school’s neighboring residents and brought...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Why are some city, town halls remaining closed as businesses, schools...

Some not planning to reopen until June QUESTION: Why are Graham city hall and some other town halls for smaller towns in Alamance County still closed? ANSWER: Graham’s city hall as...

Do parents have to sign ‘permission slips’ before they can send their children...

QUESTION: Is the Alamance-Burlington school system requiring parents to sign “permission slips” before they will be allowed to send their children back to school for in-person classes? ANSWER: Not exactly....

ABSS scales back request for additional school resource officers

ABSS administration has decided to seek $260,000 for four more SROs, rather than $1.1 million for 17 new positions, as originally outlined to school board QUESTION: What have the school...

Why hasn’t anybody addressed seepage behind restaurant on Huffman Mill Road?

QUESTION: Why hasn’t anything been done to stop sewage from bubbling up from behind the Bojangles restaurant along Huffman Mill Road? This same problem was apparently reported to the...

How long will recycling sites in northern Alamance County remain closed?

QUESTION: Does the pandemic-related closure of the two recycling locations north of Burlington mean that residents must now drive all the way to Alamance County’s landfill near Saxapahaw to...

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